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Islamic Coins Fixed Price List Spring 2014

Umayyad

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temp. ‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwan (65-86h / 685-705), Gold Dinar 85h, 4.27g (A 125; Bernardi 43). A scarce date, extremely fine. £1250

The Umayyad empire expanded under the rule of ‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwan and new territories were added. Impressed by the great churches of Lydda and Edessa amongst others, in Jerusalem ‘Abd al-Malik built the Dome of the Rock, Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, the first great work of Islamic architecture. It is said that on completion there were 100,000 Gold Dinars left over which the caliph instructed should be melted down and applied as a glittering coating to the exterior of the dome.

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temp. al-Walid I b. ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96h / 705-715), Gold Dinar 94h, 4.29g (A 127; Bernardi 43). Good extremely fine. £600

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temp. al-Walid I b. ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96h / 705-715), Silver Dirham, Marw 92h, 2.82g (Klat 589). Good very fine. £75

The strategic importance of Marw (now Merv in Turkmenistan) should not be underestimated when regarding the expansion of the incipient Umayyad Empire. Setting out from this stronghold Arabs would colonise large parts of Central Asia, ultimately reaching as far as Gansu Province in north-western China.

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temp. al-Walid I b. ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96h / 705-715), Silver Dirham, Sarakhs 94h, 2.89g (Klat 454a). XX graffiti on reverse, otherwise extremely fine and rare. £1800

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temp. al-Walid I b. ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96h / 705-715), Silver Dirham, Ardashir Khurra 95h, 2.87g (Klat 39). Very fine. £150

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temp. al-Walid I / Sulayman (96h / 715), Silver Dirham, al-Taymara 96h, 2.63g (Klat 212). Edges clipped, reverse double struck, otherwise good very fine. £120

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temp. Sulayman b. ‘Abd al-Malik (96-99h / 715-717), Gold Dinar 97h, 4.28g (A 130; Bernardi 43). Two minute marks on reverse otherwise uncirculated. £500

In this year, 715/716AD, after decades of border skirmishes, Sulayman launched a decisive Arab attack on Byzantine Asia Minor and within a year he had laid siege to Constantinople itself. He intended to block access to the city by sea as well as on land but on arriving the Arab fleet was almost immediately defeated by the Byzantine navy using its mysterious Greek Fire - an incendiary fluid that continued to burn even when sprayed on water. Disease, lack of supplies and the unusually harsh winter of 717 meant that in 718 Sulayman was forced to retreat. On the return journey his beleaguered fleet was almost entirely destroyed by storms and the attacks of the pursuing Byzantine navy.

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temp. Sulayman b. ‘Abd al-Malik (96-99h / 714-717), Silver Dirham, Sabur 98h, 2.89g (Klat 429 variety). Extremely fine. £375

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temp. ‘Umar (99-101h / 717-720), Gold Dinar, Ifriqiya 101h, 4.26g (A 132C; Bernardi 44Ca). Extremely fine and rare. £20,000

Ifriqiya is the name given to the province of North Africa that represents an area roughly equivalent to Tunisia, Western Libya and Eastern Algeria. The standard post-reform Umayyad Dinar bears no mint name but is presumed to have been struck at Damascus. Ifriqiya and al-Andalus alone struck gold with mint names, and Dinars and fractions from these mints are extremely rare.

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temp. Yazid II b. ‘Abd al-Malik (101-105h / 720-724), Gold Dinar, Ifriqiya 102h (Bernardi 44Ca). Good extremely fine and rare. £20,000

See note to number 9

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temp. Yazid II b. ‘Abd al-Malik (101-105h / 720-724), Gold 1/3-Dinar or Thulth, alAndalus 102h, 1.46g (Bernardi 46Aa). Extremely fine and rare. £25,000

In this year, 720-721AD, the Umayyad Governor of Al-Andalus, Al-Samh b. Malik al-Khawlani, led an army of infantry, cavalry and siege engines north to attack Toulouse. He nearly succeeded in taking the city but Odo the Great, Duke of Aquitaine, came to the city’s aid at the head of a large force of Frankish soldiers. A ferocious battle ensued. The Arab forces, trapped between the city walls and Odo’s defending army, tried to retreat but were routed. Al-Samh himself was fatally wounded during the battle. Ifriqiya and al-Andalus alone struck gold with mint names, and Dinars and fractions from these mints are extremely rare.

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temp. Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik (105-125h / 724-743), Gold Dinar 111h, 4.27g (A 136; Bernardi 43). Minute graffito on reverse at 9 o’clock, otherwise uncirculated. £650

Hisham’s reign is notable for the extent of the empire over which he reigned. He pursued the goal of expansion into Europe, his armies pushing into France as far as the Loire valley, while to the east he put down rebellion from Hindu resistance fighters as far away as Sindh in present day Pakistan.

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temp. Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik (105-125h / 724-743), Silver Dirham, al-Bab 120h, 2.81g (Klat 147). Very fine. £175

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temp. Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik (105-125h / 724-743), Silver Dirham, al-Andalus 121h, 2.80g (Klat 134). Rare and very fine. £3000

Umayyad of Spain

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Hisham II, 2nd reign (400-403h / 1010-1013), Gold Dinar, Sijilmasa 402h, 3.88g (A 359; cf Miles 353). Rare, very fine. £3000

In the fourth century a number of mints struck coins for the Province of al-Andalus but all gold is rare. Sijilmasa was one of a small number of north African mints that operated sporadically. After 402h all Spanish dynasty mints struck in the name of al-Andalus regardless of their location thus this coin represents the final independent work from this rare mint.

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Abbasid

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temp. al-Saffah b. Muhammad (132-136h / 749-754), Gold Dinar 135h, 4.04g (A 210; Bernardi 51). A little crimped, very fine. £250

Although ruthless and unrelenting to his Umayyad adversaries, al-Saffah was open minded enough to employ Jews and Christians in his administration. He also encouraged education having established paper mills in Samarkand, staffed by skilled Chinese prisoners of war captured in the Battle of Talas. His victory at Talas, against the Tang Dynasty, represented the end to Chinese westward expansionism, no previous or subsequent Chinese dynasty ever having held control beyond this point.

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temp. al-Mansur b. Muhammad (136-158h / 754-775), Silver Dirham, Madinat al-Salam 146h, 2.73g (A 2131; Lowick 1162). Very fine. £700

The first issue from the new capital of the empire, Baghdad.

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temp. al-Rashid (170-193h / 786-809), Silver Dirham, with Governor Asad b. Yazid, Arran 185h, 2.91g (A 219.7; Lowick 778). Rare, good extremely fine. £425

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al-Ma’mun ‘Abd Allah (194-218h / 810-833), reform type Gold Dinar, Madinat al-Salam 217h, 4.24g (A 222; Bernardi 116jh). Extremely fine. £700

al-Ma’mun carried on the tradition of Islamic learning by inviting scholars to Baghdad to translate early medieval works on science and astronomy. In 832AD he tunnelled into the Great Pyramid at Giza in search of answers to astronomical mysteries. Furthermore it is believed that had he been successful in defeating the Byzantine emperor Theophilus, in the campaign that ultimately led to his own death, he personally would have demanded access to the coveted Almagest. Today the lunar crater Almanon is named after him in trubute to his efforts to understand the universe around him.

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al-Ma’mun ‘Abd Allah (194-218h / 810-833), Silver Dirham citing Dhu’l-Riyasatayn, Madinat Herat 200h, 2.82g (L 2240). Extremely fine. £225

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al-Mu’tadid (279-289h / 892-902), Donative Silver Dirham, no mint, 280h, 2.79g (A 242A; Illisch D 3 6). Rare, lightly toned, about extremely fine. £1500

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al-Muqtadir (295-320h / 908-932), Silver Dirham, Hamadhan 301h, 3.24g (A 246). Grey tone, good very fine. £275

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al-Muqtadir (295-320h / 908-932), Donative Silver Dirham, Madinat al-Salam 311h, 2.63g (A 246A). Rare and very fine. £1200

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al-Muqtadir (295-320h / 908-932), Silver Dirham, Tabariya 319h, 3.33g (A 246). Flat, about fine, rare. £2000

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al-Radi (322-329h / 934-940), Silver Dirham, Wasit 323h, 3.80g (A 255). Extremely fine with unusually wide margins more normally associated with a donative issue. £450

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al-Radi (322-329h / 934-940), Silver Dirham, Madinat al-Salam 324h, 3.96g (A 255.1). Light deposit, extremely fine. £145

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al-Radi (322-329h / 934-940), Silver Dirham citing heir Abu’l-Fadl, Madinat al-Salam 329h, 3.10g (A 254.2). Nicely toned, good very fine. £250

Abbasid coinage in Yemen, the Yufirids

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Abbasid coinage in Yemen, Amiri Dinar in the name of al-Muqtadir (295-320h / 908932), San’a 306h, 1.87g (A 1058.1). Extremely fine. £375

In Yemen the Abbasids accepted the use of a distinct coinage struck to a local weight standard. Amiri Dinars, from the title Amir, were struck by Yufirid Amirs, the actual rulers of Yemen at this time.

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Zirid of Qayrawan

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Zirid of Qayrawan, al-Mu’izz (406-454h / 1016-1062), Gold Dinar, Qayrawan 442h, 3.62g (A 458). Extremely fine. £200

A Berber dynasty in what is now Tunisia.

Murabitun, also called Almoravid

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‘Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h / 1106-1142), Gold Dinar, Almeria 524h, 3.87g (A 466). Good very fine. £1250

Covering a large area of northwest Africa and a significant portion of the Iberian peninsula, the Murabitun had their capital at Marrakesh. Sijilmasa was the only mint until 479h after which more than 30 mints were in operation on both sides of the Mediterranean. Keen to expand his territories further, ‘Ali b. Yusuf sent a small naval expedition westwards from Lisbon and contemporary accounts suggest they may have reached as far as the Sargasso Sea and Bermuda, then possibly the Azores, Madeira or the Canary Islands on their return.

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‘Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h / 1106-1142), Gold Dinar, Almeria 531h, 4.14g (A 466). Good very fine. £950

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‘Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h / 1106-1142), Gold Dinar, Fas 536h, 4.15g (A 466). Extremely fine. £1350

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‘Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h / 1106-1142), Gold Dinar citing heir Tashufin, Aghmat 534h, 4.15g (A 466.3). Well struck extremely fine. £1250

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‘Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h / 1106-1142), Gold Dinar, Nul Lamta 534h, 4.13g (Hazard 388; Vives 1786). Extremely fine. £1350

Almohad, also called Muwahhid

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Abu Yusuf Yaqub (580-595h / 1184-1199), Gold Dinar, 4.59g (A 484). Some deposit, extremely fine. £600

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Abu Yusuf Yaqub (580-595h / 1184-1199), Gold ½-Dinar, 2.31g (A -). Extremely fine. £325

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Abu Hafs Umar (646-665h / 1248-1266), Gold Dinar, no mint, no date, 4.56g (Vives 2079). Very fine. £500

Merinid

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Merinid, anonymous (Abu Yahya abu Bakr, 642-656h / 1244-1258), Gold Dinar, no mint, no date, 4.62g (A 520). About extremely fine. £700

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Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali (731-752h / 1331-1351), Gold Dinar, Fas, 4.68g (Hazard 753). Extremely fine. £950

The majority of Merinid gold lacks a mint name.

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Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz II (796-799h / 1393-1396), Gold Dinar, Sigilmasa, 2.21g (A 540.2). Extremely fine for type. £700

The majority of Merinid gold lacks a mint name.

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Sa’dian Sharifs

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Abu’l Abbas Ahmad (986-1012h / 1578-1603), Gold Dinar, second standard squarein-circle type, al-Kitawa 1005h, 4.55g (A 565.2). Chip at 12 o’clock, as may be expected, otherwise good extremely fine. £1600

Nearly all Sa’adian Sharif gold exists only because it was kept for private use as jewellery.

Alawi Sharifs

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Moulay Abd al-Rahman (1238-1276h / 1822-1859), Gold Benduqi, Fas 1249h, 3.36g (A 633). Usual flatness, very fine. £200

Tulunid

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Khumarawayh b. Ahmad (270-282h / 884-896), Gold Dinar citing al-Mu’tamid and alMufawwidh, Misr 272h, 4.18g (A 664.1). Very fine. £250

Taking advantage of the inherent difficulty in ruling a province some distance from the capital, the Tulunids, under the leadership of Ahmad b. Tulun, were the first dynasty to achieve independence from the Abbasid caliphate in Egypt. It was Khumarawayh who later legitimized this in 886 AD (272/273h), arranging a treaty with the caliphate that gave him title to Egypt and Syria but only for a period of 30 years.

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Khumarawayh b. Ahmad (270-282h / 884-896), Gold Dinar citing al-Mu’tamid and alMufawwidh, Misr 273h, 4.01g (A 664.1). Extremely fine. £325

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Ikhshidid

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Abu’l-Qasim b. al-Ikhshid (334-349h / 946-961), Gold Dinar, Filastin 346h, 2.82g (A 676). Scarcer mint, good very fine. £650

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‘Ali b. al-Ikhshid (355-357h / 961-966), Silver Dirham, Filastin 353h, 3.52g (A 679). Areas of weakness, otherwise good very fine. £400

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Abu’l-Misk Kufur (355-357h / 966-968), Gold Dinar, Misr 353h, 4.06g (Bacharach -; A 680). Extremely fine and rare. £775

This Dinar omits the name of the Ikhshidid governor ‘Ali bin al-Ikhshid, but includes the initial ka for Kafur, a black slave, who rose through the ranks to the position of Egypt’s de facto ruler at this time.

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‘Ali b. al-Ikhshid (355-357h / 961-966), Dirham, Filastin 355h, 2.48g (A 679). Some flatness, very fine. £300

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‘Ali b. al-Ikhshid (355-357h / 961-966), Gold Dinar, Filastin 355h (A 678). Extremely fine. £400

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Ahmad b. ‘Ali (357-358h / 968-969), Gold Dinar, Filastin 358h, 3.87g (A 678). Some surface deposit, otherwise extremely fine. £1000

Qaramita

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al-Hasan b. Ahmad (361-364h / 972-975), Silver Dirham, Filastin 361h, 3.31g (A 685). Scarce, areas of weakness, fine. £675

Fatimid

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al-Mahdi ‘Ubayd Allah (297-322h / 909-934), Gold Dinar, Sigilmesa? 32xh, 4.04g (A 688). Fine and rare. £1200 The Fatimids, a Shia caliphate claiming descent from Fatima, whose empire stretched from the Hejaz across north Africa to the Magreb and into the Mediterranean to include Sicily and Malta.

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al-Mu’izz Ma’add (341-365h / 953-975), Gold Dinar, Misr Muharram 362h, 3.92g (A 697; Nicol 365). Weakly struck good very fine. £225

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al-‘Aziz Nizar (365-386h / 975-996), Gold Dinar, Misr 383h, 4.19g (A 703; Nicol 720). Extremely fine. £475

Al-Aziz introduced the concept of mamluks, the military caste of slaves, many of whom were Europeans from the Balkans, who would ultimately seize power themselves in Egypt and Syria.

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al-Zahir Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali (411-427h / 1021-1036), Gold Dinar, al-Mansuriya 424h, 4.10g (A 714.1; Nicol 1563). Scarce, good very fine. £600

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al-Mustansir Abu Tamin Ma’add (427-487h / 1036-1094), Gold Dinar, Misr 457h, 4.22g (A 719A; Nicol 2141). A few minor marks, otherwise extremely fine. £400

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al-Mustansir Abu Tamin Ma’add (427-487h / 1036-1094), Gold Dinar, Misr 458h, 4.32g (A 719A; Nicol 2142). Extremely fine. £350

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al-Mustansir Abu Tamin Ma’add (427-487h / 1036-1094), Gold Dinar, al-Iskandariya 482h, 4.33g (A 719.1; Nicol 1689). Uncirculated. £600

With a reign of 60 years, al-Mustansir was the longest serving Fatimid caliph.

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al-Mustansir Abu Tamin Ma’add (427-487h / 1036-1094), Gold Dinar, al-Iskandariya 482h, 4.32g (A 719.1; Nicol 1689). Extremely fine. £350

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al-Mustansir Abu Tamin Ma’add (427-487h / 1036-1094), Gold Dinar, Sur 487h, 3.22g (A 719.2; Nicol 1952). Rare, struck on a broad flan, extremely fine. £2000

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al-Musta’li Abu’l-Qasim Ahmad (487-495h / 1094-1101), Gold Dinar, al-Iskandariya 493h, 4.17g (A 725.2; Nicol 2400). Some peripheral weakness, about extremely fine. £1300

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al-Amir Abu ‘Ali al-Mansur (495-524h / 1101-1130), Gold Dinar, al-Iskandariya 511h, 3.92g (A 729; Nicol 2456). Extremely fine. £500

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al-Amir Abu ‘Ali al-Mansur (495-524h / 1101-1130), Gold Dinar, Misr 511h, 4.20g (A 729; Nicol 2532). Good extremely fine. £650

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al-Amir Abu ‘Ali al-Mansur (495-524h / 1101-1130), Gold Dinar, al-Mu’izziyah alQahira 518h, 4.17g (A 729; Nicol 2559). Choice, well struck, good extremely fine. £2750

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al-Amir Abu ‘Ali al-Mansur (495-524h / 1101-1130), Gold Dinar, Sur 511h, 4.25g (A 729; Nicol 2487). Rare, extremely fine. £900

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al-Hafiz Abu’l-Maymun ‘Abd al-Majid (526-544h / 1131-1149), Gold Dinar alIskandariya 532h, 4.21g (A 735.3; Nicol 2603). Extremely fine. £725

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al-‘Adid Abu Muhammad Abd Allah (555-567h / 1160-1171), Gold Dinar, al-Mu’izziya al-Qahira 564h, 4.24g (A 744.2; Nicol 2711). Uncirculated. £2300

The last Fatimid caliph, al-‘Adid is remembered for his remarkable alliance with the Crusader armies of King Amalric, of Jerusalem, to defend his empire against the invading Muslim forces of Nur ad-din Zangi. Amalric sent two knights to seal the alliance who scandalised the Fatimid court by obliging the 16 year old caliph not only to swear his personal commitment to his new allies but also to shake their hands. Furthermore, al-‘Adid’s initial, perhaps reluctant, handshake was refused and only accepted after he removed his glove as the knights believed a gloved hand might be an indication of deception or future betrayal.

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Amirs of Crete

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Shu’ayb b. `Umar (fl c.270s-280sh / 880s-890s), Copper Fals, no mint no date, 2.56g (A 671). Very rare and very fine for issue. £275

Iqritish or Iqritiya, the so called “Pirate Emirate”.

Ayyubid

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Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I (564-589h / 1169-1193), Saladin, Gold Dinar, al-Qahira, 582h, with Qaramanid Lion countermark, 4.74g (Balog 42). Coin and countermark both good very fine, very rare. £1250

This countermark is recorded for silver and copper coins, but not on gold coins.

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Ayyubid, Al-Kamil Abu’l-Ma’ali Muhammad I (615-635h / 1218-1238), Dirham, Ghaza 624h, 2.97g (A 812G; Balog 469). Some flatness, otherwise good very fine and rare. £300

Ayyubid in Yemen

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Ayyubids in Yemen, al-Mu’azzam Turanshah (569-575h / 1174-1180), Gold Dinar, ‘Adan 573h, 2.19g (A R1087). Good very fine for issue and very rare. £5000

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Zuray’id

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Imran b. Muhammad (550-561h / 1155-1165), Gold Dinar, Aden 561h, 2.34g (A 1081.1). Rare, good very fine. £500

Rassid

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Al-Hadi (284-298h / 898-911), Gold Dinar Sa’da 298h, 2.86g (A 1065). Extremely fine. £450

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Al-Nasir (301-325h / 913-937), Silver Sudaysi, Makka, no date, 0.32g (A 1086). Rare mint, very fine. £3000

Sajid

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Al-Fath b. al-Ashfin (315-317h / 927-929), Gold Dinar, Ardabil 316h, 4.58g (Bernardi 253Ka). Rare, peripheral weakness, otherwise extremely fine. £1500

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Su’lukid

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Su’lukid, in Adharbayjan and Armenia, Muhammad b. Ali, second reign as Samanid Vassal (c.314-316h / 926-928), Gold Dinar, al-Muhammadiya 315h, 3.96g (A A1483). Good very fine and rare. £500

Buyids, also called Buwayhids

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Sultan al-Dawla (403-415h / 1012-1024), Gold Dinar, ‘Uman 405h, 4.02g (A 1580). Struck from a somewhat worn die, rare, extremely fine. £1500

The Buyids, a Daylamite dynasty originally from northern Iran which spread south and into Iraq.

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Sultan al-Dawla (403-415h / 1012-1024), Silver Dirham, Shiraz 406h, 4.50g (A 1581). Scarce, very fine. £425

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‘Imad al-Din Abu Kalinjar (415-440h / 1024-1048), Silver Dirham, Shiraz 436h, 4.71g (A 1584). Scarce, some flatness, very fine. £395

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Great Seljuq

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Alp Arslan Muhammad b. Daud (as Sultan 455-465h / 1063-1072), Gold Dinar, Marw 464h, 4.26g (A 1671). Very fine and scarce. £550

Ilkhanid

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Gaykhatu (690-694h / 1291-1295), Gold Dinar, Tabriz, 4.30g (A 2158.1). Ragged flan as is common in this series, extremely fine. £265

82

Gaykhatu (690-694h / 1291-1295), Gold Dinar, Tabriz, 4.65g (A 2158.1). Ragged flan as is common in this series, good very fine. £195

83

Uljatu (703-716h / 1304-1316), Gold Dinar, type C, 714h, 4.33g (A 2186). About very fine. £220 +44 (0)20 7930 6879

20 coins@baldwin.co.uk


Seljuq / Ilkhan / Buyid

84

A double-sided cast Silver Medal, c.1100-1300, both sides depicting a falconer on horseback, Sura 122 in the margins, 2.95g, 29mm (cf Lutz Ilisch, “Munze-geschenke und Geshenkenmunzen in der Mittelalterischen Welt” in Munstererische Numismatische Zeitung XV pt 1, April 1985 p 8, no 33; Andrew Oddy, Arab Imagery on early Umayyad Coins of Syria and Palastine: Evidence for Falconery; Numismatic Chronicle 1991, pp 59-66; a similar example is known to be in private hands; the cataloguer has it on good authority that Luke Treadwell has suggested such items may be Buyid.). Extremely fine and of the highest rarity. £3000

Manghits of Bukhara

85

temp. Abd al-Ahad (1303-1329h / 1886-1910), Gold Tilla in the name of the late Ma’sum Ghazi, Bukhara 1289h, 4.55g (A 3041; KM 65). Extremely fine. £220

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21 coins@baldwin.co.uk


Khans of Khiva also called Qungrats or Inaqids

86

Muhammad Amin Khan (1261-1271h / 1845-1855), Gold ½-Tilla, Dar al-Sultanat Khorezm 1269h, 2.21g (A 3082). Rare, Good very fine. £1350

87

Sayyid Mohammad Khan (1272-1282h / 1855-1865), Gold ½-Tilla, Dar al-Sultanat Khorezm, 1275h, 2.20g (A 3085A). Rare, about extremely fine. £1750

Ottoman Empire

88

Mustapha II (1106-1115h / 1695-1703), Gold Ashrafi, Edirne 1106h, 3.45g (KM 129; Pere 481). Rare, good extremely fine. £1200

89

Mustapha II (1106-1115h / 1695-1703), Gold Ashrafi, Izmir 1106h, 3.47g (KM 131; Pere 485). Rare, about extremely fine. £1950

90

Mahmud I (1143-1168h / 1730-1754), Gold Sultani, Cezayir 1166h, 3.42g (KM-; Pere 540). Rare, small piercing, otherwise about extremely fine. £1500

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22 coins@baldwin.co.uk


91

Mahmud I (1143-1168h / 1730-1754), Silver Beshliq, Baghdad 1143h, 2.14g (KM 39 this coin). Attempted piercing to centre, rare, very fine. £650

92

Mahmud I (1143-1168h / 1730-1754), Silver Abbasi / Onluk, Azerbaijan, Ganja 1143h, 5.36g (KM 16). Rare, some weakness to striking, otherwise about extremely fine. £1500

93

Osman III (1168-1171h / 1754-1757), Copper Fals, Saudi Arabia, ‘Ar ‘ar 1169h, 1.25g. Unpublished in the major sources, rare, good very fine. £600

94

Mustafa III (1171-1187h / 1757-1774), Silver Kurush, Egypt, Cairo 1183h, 13.38g (KM 117). Rare, about very fine in general. £3250

95

Abd al-Hamid I (1187-1203h / 1774-1789), Gold Zeri Mahbub, Trablus Gharb 1187h, year 7, 2.56g (Pere 669). Rare, extremely fine. £1400

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23 coins@baldwin.co.uk


96

Selim III (1203-1222h / 1789-1807), Gold 1&1/2-Findik, Islambul 1203h, year 1, 4.42g (KM 530; Pere 692). Extremely fine. £2500

97

Mahmud II (1223-1255h / 1808-1839), Gold Sultani, Algeria, Jaza’ir 1239h, 3.13g (KM 66). Extremely fine. £1300

98

Mahmud II (1223-1255h / 1808-1839), Silver 20-Para, Libya, Tarablus Gharb 1223h, year 7, 7.72g (KM 136). Rare, almost as struck. £1500

99

Mahmud II (1223-1255h / 1808-1839), Copper Fals, Saudi Arabia, Makka, 1230h, 12.08g (KM 3). Rare, very fine. £2200

Crusader Coinage

100

Kingdom of Jerusalem, Acre, before 1159AD, First Phase Gold Bezant, 3.74g (CCS 2). Minute scuff in centre of reverse, otherwise neatly struck extremely fine. £650

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24 coins@baldwin.co.uk


Islamic Numismatic Books for Sale Album, S. Checklist of Islamic Coins. Third Edition. 2012. 324 pages, 6000 listings, rarity guide and bibliography. No plates. Card covers. £30 [Baidoun, I. M., Heidemann, S. B. & Gitler, H.] Polymnia. Numismatica Antica e Medievale. Documenti. The Paul Balog Collection. Egypt Vol. III. The Mamlūks 1248 – 1517. Corpus I. Trieste, 2010. 418 pages. Casebound. £65 Bernardi, G. Arabic Gold Coins. Corpus I. Trieste, 2010. 418 pages. Black and white photographs and enlargements throughout. Casebound. £65 Broome, M. A Survey of the Coinage of the Seljuqs of Rūm. [Edited and prepared for publication by Vlastimil Novák] Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No. 48. London, 2011. 400 pages, 62 b/w plates. Cloth, jacket. £85 Curtis, V S., Askari, M E., Pendleton E J., Hodges, R. & Safi, A-A. Sasanian Coins. A Sylloge of the Sasanian Coins in the National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melli Iran), Tehran. Volume 1. Ardashir I – Hormizd IV. Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No. 47. London, 2010. 102 b/w plates all with page of descriptive text. Casebound, jacket. £45 Damali, Dr. A. Osmanli Sikkeleri Tarihi. History of Ottoman Coins. A comprehensive series covering the reigns of all the Ottoman rulers, due to be completed in 8 volumes. See our website for further details. £105 per volume Diler, Ö. Islamic Mints. A Corpus in Three Volumes. 1818 pages, 8 maps. Card covers. Limited print run of 500 copies. Card covers. £225 Ed. Goodwin, T. Arab-Byzantine Coins and History. 2012. 200 pages, illustrations in the text. Card covers.

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Huth, M. Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms. Ancient Arabian Coins From the Collection of Martin Huth. 2010. 162 pages, b/w illustrations throughout. Casebound, jacket. £100 Huth, M. & Van Alfen, P. G. Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms. Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia. 2010. 602 pages, 42 b/w plates, cd of plates and script tables at end. Casebound, jacket. £160 Jafar, Y. The Seljuq Period in Baghdad 447-552H. A Numismatic and Historical Study. London, 2011. 77 pages, 12 b/w plates. Casebound. £50 Kazan, W. The Coinage of Islam. (Catalogue of the Collection of William Kazan). Beirut, 1983. 572 pages, actual size and enlarged colour illustrations throughout. English and Arabic text. Casebound, slipcase. £125 Klat, M. G. Catalogue of the Post-Reform Dirhams. The Umayyad Dynasty. London, 2002. 322 pages, illustrations throughout. Cloth, jacket. £100 Nicol, N. D. Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean. Volume 2. Early Post-Reform Coinage. Oxford, 2009. 89 plates all with accompanying text, 4 maps. Casebound, jacket. £65 Nicol, N. D. Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean. Volume 3. Early Abbasid Precious Metal Coinage (to 218 AH). Oxford, 2012. 89 plates all with accompanying text, 4 maps. Casebound, jacket. £65 Nicol, N. D. Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean. Volume 4. Later Abbasid Precious Metal Coinage (from 219 AH). Oxford, 2012. 79 plates all with accompanying text, 4 pages of maps. Casebound, jacket. £65 Ed. Oddy, A. Coinage and History in the Seventh Century Near East. 2010. 121 pages, illustrations in the text. Card covers. £20 Treadwell, L. Craftsmen and Coins: signed Dies in the Iranian World (Third to the Fifth centuries AH). 2011. 124 pages, illustrations and tables throughout. Card covers. £28 Weber, E. G. Arabo-Sasanidische Drachmen. 2013. 106 pages, colour photographs throughout. Text in German with English translation. Casebound. £25


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